Prayer of Confession for Transfiguration Sunday

Here’s a prayer of confession and words of assurance for use on Transfiguration Sunday.  They were written by Rev. Abi, and posted on the Rev-o-lution blog.

Prayer of Brokenness/Confession
(inspired by Mark 9:2-9, Matthew 17:1-9)

Holy God, we confess that we do not trust You fully.
We put our hope in worldly gain and in human promises,
and find ourselves defeated and lost when things fall apart.

You have given us a love more fully
than anything we could experience in this world
but we do not seek it, we do not hold on to it,
and we look to our own means of assurance and security.

Forgive us.

Call us back to You
that we may put our trust in You and not be afraid.

May we hear the words so clearly
as the disciples did on the day of the Transfiguration;
may we rise up, and not be afraid.
In the name of Jesus,
who loves us and offers us forgiveness, we pray. Amen.

Blessing/Assurance of Pardon

You are God’s Beloved;
with you, God is well pleased.
You are renewed and restored.
You are forgiven and loved.
You are a new creation in Christ,
everything old has passed away;
see, everything is becoming new.
Go and share the good news of God’s love. Amen.

~ written by Rev. Mindi, and posted on Rev-o-lution.